Haunt – Do you believe in Ghosts?
Between 30th June and 2nd July 2016, audiences were taken on ‘a ghost walk with a difference’ around Harrogate : part audio tour, part performance, part installation, we started at The Royal Pump Room Museum, took in Valley Gardens, The Stray, The Alexandra pub, the town centre, ASDA and places significant to participants who have experienced homelessness. We arrived at a room underneath the library for a story told in a bedsit party, the unfolding of two central characters’ journey from the spectral chaos of their past homeless lives to a more hopeful future.
Richard Harries, a participant who experienced many years of vulnerable housing in Harrogate, and who wrote a poem about the sad experiences of his late sister Judi, also homeless, wrote of the performance ‘I loved it and loved what they did to the work of mine included . I thought your performance was very special and wonderful’
Written by Steve Toase, Becky Cherriman and the Haunt Writers. Music & sound design by Kwah. Projections & lighting by Al Orange. Movement by Zoe Parker and Tom Hunt. Director Tessa Gordziejko.
Supported by Arts Council England, The Scurrah Wainwright Trust, Two Ridings Community Foundation Arts for Change Fund, Harrogate Museums and Galleries. Presented in association with Harrogate Theatres as part of the 2’s Company 2016 season.